Curtis Williams has been an Aztec Recreation member since August of 2015. He came to SDSU all the way from New Zealand, never having been to San Diego before. He didn’t know a single person, but he didn’t let that dissuade him from getting involved. “I knew before I came here that I wanted to be a part of the Waterski and Wakeboard club, in fact it was a big part of my decision to come to school here,” he explained.
As soon as Curtis joined the club, he said it was like instantly gaining a tight knit group of friends. “The Sports Club program gave me the ability to continue training and competing in the sport I loved and grew up with, while still pursuing a higher education,” he says. “We have a fantastic boat, and the ability to train as often as we want in Mission Bay, and I try and get out on the water 3-4 times a week. Being able to compete around the west coast and further afield has also been a great experience, within my first month of being a part of the Waterski and Wakeboard Club we travelled to Texas to compete at the National Championships.”
Curtis lives by the quote “If you ain’t first, you’re last.” His competitive drive got him a 3rd place victory in the NCWSA Collegiate All Stars competition, and, even though he knows it will be a lot of work, he’s extremely excited for this year’s Nationals.
“I’m not sure where I would be without the fantastic opportunities that Aztec Recreation and the Sports Club program have provided me with here at SDSU – probably milking cows somewhere in New Zealand.” Congratulations, Curtis! We’re happy you chose to compete for SDSU instead of staying in New Zealand and milking cows!